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1890 Communities Near Shahan ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Shahan in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Shahan.

Alexander   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shahan
 - Alexander had railroad service and no post office
 
Alton   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shahan
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - Alton had a post office and railroad service
 
Arlington   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shahan
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Arlington had a post office and no railroad service
 
Canaan   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Shahan
 - Canaan had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cassity   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shahan
 - Cassity had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elkwater   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shahan
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Elkwater had a post office and no railroad service
 
Evergreen   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shahan
 - Evergreen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Florence   (Randolph County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Florence was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shahan
 - Florence had a post office and no railroad service
 
French Creek   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shahan
 - 1895 population of 302 people
 - French Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaines   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Shahan
 - Gaines had a post office and no railroad service
 
Helvetia   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shahan
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Helvetia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hemlock   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shahan
 - Hemlock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Holly Grove   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shahan
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Holly Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Huff   (Randolph County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Huff was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Shahan
 - Huff had a post office and no railroad service
 
Huttonsville   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shahan
 - 1895 population of 64 people (with 215 people in 2017)
 - Huttonsville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kanawha Head   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Shahan
 - Kanawha Head had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kedron   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shahan
 - Kedron had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lee Bell   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shahan
 - Lee Bell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mayton   (Webster County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Mayton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Shahan
 - Mayton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Middle Fork   (Randolph County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Middle Fork was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shahan
 - 1895 population of 252 people
 - Middle Fork had a post office and no railroad service
 
 - palace valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pickens   (Randolph County)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Shahan
 - Pickens had a post office and no railroad service
 
Queens   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shahan
 - 1895 population of 103 people
 - Queens had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rock Cave   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shahan
 - Rock Cave had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sago   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Shahan
 - 1895 population of 21 people
 - Sago had a post office and railroad service
 
Sand Run   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Shahan
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Sand Run had a post office and no railroad service
 
Selbyville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Shahan
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Selbyville had a post office and railroad service
 
Sellers   (Upshur County) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Sellers was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Shahan
 - Sellers had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tallmansville   (Upshur County)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Shahan
 - Tallmansville had a post office and no railroad service

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Shahan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Shahan. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shahan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shahan. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7621, Longitude: -80.1679     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shahan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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